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English definition of “wrap sb (up) in cotton wool”

wrap sb (up) in cotton wool

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to try to protect someone too carefully: You can't wrap (up) your children in cotton wool forever.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
(Definition of wrap sb (up) in cotton wool from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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